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Assistant Professor, Educator, Experience Based Learning and Career Education

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


About the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education

At the University of Cincinnati's Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education (ELCE), we believe that experiential learning and career education are essential components of higher education. In support of this, we develop and deliver innovative, high-impact courses, programs, and services that foster students' personal and professional development as dynamic, thoughtful, global citizens. Within a thriving culture of collaboration, the division provides students, employers, and partners a single point of contact for experience-based learning opportunities and transition-to-career services.


Members of the Division of Experience-Based Learning and Career Education strive to carry out our mission and vision and act in accordance with the following values: Respect, Equity and Inclusion, Service, Innovation and Excellence, Integrity, and Professional Development.

About the Job

The core responsibility of Assistant Professor Educator in ELCE is fostering the professional development of students and preparing them for what comes next, whether it be a gainful career or post-graduate education. Some specific responsibilities that support student success include teaching professional development courses for designated majors, primarily for students in the design area, working collaboratively with colleagues to develop courses, designing curricula in alignment with student needs and the goals of the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP), organizing lessons that support learning outcomes, developing and leading interactive instruction (in-person and online), monitoring student learning and course progress, preparing materials that are universally accessible (ADA Compliant), communicating effectively to students from diverse backgrounds, advising students 1-on-1 or in small groups, cultivating a culture of belonging, and working collaboratively with our Partnership Development Team to create employment opportunities for students.


Ideal candidates will demonstrate awareness of career options and job search strategies for students obtaining a design degree. In particular, this position will initially support students in fashion design, product design and/or industrial design fields. Because students in these majors may pursue a wide range of professional paths, ideal candidates will exemplify an adaptable, resourceful approach to career development that centers on student agency and success.


Educator professors typically engage in service to their division, university, and profession by serving on boards and committees. Scholarship activities typically involve research in their area of interest (e.g., leading to presentation and publication), including but not limited to understanding the impact of their teaching methods. Scholarship activities also include professional development and demonstrated application of skills or knowledge acquired (e.g., the application of a new teaching method).


This position is a non-tenure track. Date of Appointment Start: August 15, 2022. This is a full-time two-semester appointment, which means Educator professors perform most of their normal teaching, research / scholarship / creative activity, and service duties during two "Primary Semesters" Fall and Spring per year. Upon agreed mutual agreement to have a workload for Summer “Secondary Semester”, Educator professors will be compensated with a stipend of 19% of base salary from May-August.

Job Overview

An Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati is expected to teach, conduct research, scholarly and other professional or creative activities. This position will support the University of Cincinnati’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities.


The role of Educator Professors encompasses teaching (70-85%), service (5-15%), and scholarship (5-15%).

Essential Functions

  • Teaching professional development courses to students primarily in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP).
  • Conduct and teach assigned undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses and seminars.
  • Attend meetings, participate in governance, prepare materials for teaching. Evaluate and develop curriculum for department and/or college.
  • Serve as an experiential learning and career education adviser for students and evaluate student coursework.
  • Serve on college or university committees and participate in curriculum development activities. Serve on committees, independent study activities, and off-campus learning.
  • Engage in other activities ancillary to or in support of their responsibilities.
  • Render service to the professional or lay community which is relevant to the individual’s academic specialty.
  • Review, and where necessary, respond in a timely manner to all University-related communications.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree with a minimum of three years of professional work experience. Candidates holding a bachelor’s degree may be considered with five years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Demonstrated organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Effectiveness in interpersonal relationships and the ability to work harmoniously with a variety of interest groups.
  • Experience (or transferrable skills) that prepare the candidate to carry out the primary responsibilities of this position. The credentials of the selected individual should illustrate successful instruction of cooperative education and/or academic internship curricula; the promotion or development of experience-based educational opportunities; experience working with external partners (e.g., industry); and potential for achievement in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service. Individual major assignments will be subject to enrollment at the time of appointment.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • The ideal candidate will possess design-relevant professional experience in both academic and non-academic environments.
  • High adaptability regarding approach to work and teaching modality.
  • Documented teaching and advising experience related to career education and/or professional development.
  • Strong understanding of undecided student needs and how to support students through career exploration. Experience teaching and/or advising first year students and understanding the role of teaching in the university goal of student retention and persistence.
  • Professional experience in experiential learning.
  • Commitment to social justice and experience teaching students about the role of diversity, equity and inclusion within the content of professional development.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion; an understanding of social and ethical issues in career exploration.

Appointment Information

Reappointment, Promotion, Tenure (RPT):

  • This appointment may be renewed under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), provided one's performance satisfies the criteria of the department's guidelines for reappointment, program need, available budget, and upon approval by the Provost.
  • The RPT process reviews your work and contributions to teaching, scholarly work, and service as noted in the job description.
  • Candidates can learn more about the RPT process on the Office of the Provost's website.

Application Process

  • Candidates are required to submit a resume and cover letter addressing their interest in the position.
  • Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 84981


Assistant Professor, Educator, Experience Based Learning and Career Education

Date:  Jun 8, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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